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12.08.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • While you were sleeping: Orchestrated blasts kill over 100 in Iran Iraq*. Dumbest. War. Ever.
  • Zhu Zhu pets? Never heard of them. But they were all over the news yesterday when some private "consumer group" reported they were unsafe. Then the group retracts its report this morning. Weird. But great publicity for a silly toy.
  • I'm feeling pretty, pretty good about my prediction of the Cowboys going 1-4 over the last 5 games.
  • All the geeks got excited yesterday when Google announced its search results will offer a "real time" option. I'm excited too but can't get it to work.
  • Racism in the Denton County DA's office? I'm not sure the offended prosecutor "cried all the way home." I'm telling you, those people aren't capable of crying.
  • Got a giggle out of Fort Worth PI lawyer Geno Borchardt's rant (at the -0.24 mark) about TCU on Dale Hansen's Sports Special last Sunday. (Oddly, he never attended TCU.)
  • You baseball folks love Pudge Rodriguez? Well, he's gone from the Rangers.
  • Tiredest closing argument in a criminal case: "Send a message to the community!" I think they learn that in Prosecutor School 101.
  • We have People and Time available in my law firm's lobby. New issues, too. I think my law partner cringes about People being out there.
  • Just my monthly rant about how out of touch WBAP's Hal Jay is. And Mark Davis has turned into a deranged man ever since President Obama was elected. His hatred is palpable.
  • My secretary just called me moody without calling me moody.
  • News only I care about: I managed to sneak into the last playoff spot in our Courthouse Fantasy Football League by winning the last game by a shocking .15 points. Anyone else in the county hanging on every run and catch of Ray Rice last night like I was?
  • You always hear the career advice of "do what you love." Problem: Everyone else wants to do that, and you can't make any money doing it.
_____________ * Hey, Toby Keith said it's easy to get confused.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tiger is going to lose money doing what he loves.

The Fake John Holmes said...

I did.

Anonymous said...

6.25

Anonymous said...

The problem with "do what you love":
There are tons of jobs out there that would be difficult for anyone to love. Somebody's gotta do those jobs
Doing what you love every single day - and having to depend on that for your livelihood - can quickly turn from "love" to "hate".

From these statements you would be correct in assuming that I do not follow that mantra. I haven't figured out yet how to make a living by eating Cheetos in Chico!

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, I think you mean Iraq in your first bullet point. I agree that Iraq is a very stupid war, with the war in Afghanistan being a very close second. Once we start the war with Iran, then we can officially discuss how stupid it is. Words can't express how disappointed I am in Obama for not ending these wars. The America that I love has sold it's soul for materialism and so-called "security."

Judy said...

Totally off the subject...You have to go to Denny Crane's blog!

I knew you could dance, Barry, but "Hey now!"

Denney Crane said...

"I'm telling you, those people aren't capable of crying."

Duuuude! This is not how to win friends and influence people... even if it's true.

Prosecutors lack of emotional involvement is directly linked to the amount of personal income derived from each particular case.

Defense attorneys are much more compassionate since they're paid well to be understanding and take their clients side.

It's not like there's a long line for their job...

chupacabra said...

You've had that girl up before.

I could never,ever, EVER in a billion years, if he looked me right in the eye and with his hand on a stack of Bibles and said, "I don't regret that war!" believe President Bush doesn't regret that war.
I'll bet it's the first thing he thinks of in the morning and the last at night.

Anonymous said...

I think we should pull ALL our troops back within our borders and spend 1/10th of the money from this war on espionage and the like and take care of these issues 'privately'. We can't win a war (as much as we wish to) in a place like the Middle East.
I think the only reason this has not already ended is beacuse no one has the balls to make such an unpopular decision. Defend the US, screw the rest!

Anonymous said...

I agree, 9:16. But then I think ALL was is stupid....anytime, unless it's we who are directly attacked as in Pearl Harbor. Don't give a rat's a** about the middle east and don't buy into the claim that 911 was a direct attack and justification for all-out war...just a lame excuse.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Ray Rice had a bad night. I almost lost my game, too.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Geno!!
Nough said!
The BCS is a "Sham"
I hope one of these days the Frogs get to prove their point.
Go Frogs!!

Anonymous said...

Just a giggle that you missed...

Dec 1, Tue.700 block of PR 4732 – A complainant advised his body was emitting gas and the government had altered his fingerprints.

Jar baby you OK?

Anonymous said...

Actually Iraq is only the third dumbest war ever. That war on drugs is and has been dumber, more destructive, and more expensive than Iraq. And if that all wasn't enough dumbness for you, we now bring you the war on global warming. This one is shaping up to be dumber, more destructive and more expensive than Iraq and drugs combined. Dumb has become our specialty. That dumbass TV you all fell for facilitated it all.

Thanks a lot, dumbasses.

Anonymous said...

I think we should bring the troops home and use them to enforce our laws pertaining to our borders.

Anonymous said...

I think we should bring the troops home and use them to enforce our laws pertaining to our borders.

Anonymous said...

From the Update...

MALARIA PREVENTION – Decatur High School students are raising money to purchase nets for prevention of malaria in Africa. Students are hosting an event called “Nothing but Nets” at the varsity boys and girls basketball games tonight.

Their kidding, right? They couldn't find a local charity or group to raise money for?

Anonymous said...

No National Geographic in the lobby? How about Highlights?

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

You don't have to go to TCU to love the players and their program. They're the real deal and so much fun to watch!

GO FROGS!!

Anonymous said...

You're not allowed to question the altruistic intentions of high school students until you can show proficiency in the correct spelling of common words, such as "they're", as in "They're kidding, right?"
I hate to nitpick about spelling, but come on, they're trying to raise money for a good cause, and you are trying to find fault in that.

Anonymous said...

10:48 just got faced by 11:29. I love it.

Anonymous said...

10:48

When was the last time you donated to a charity?

Thought as much!

Red Nick

wordkyle said...

Just a thought: How would Canada and Mexico feel about making their nations battlegrounds if we only defend "our borders?" (Ignoring Hawaii, of course, as well as the airspace between them and the mainland.)

Anonymous said...

Red Nick, thank you so much for asking sweety pie.

I just donated $1,000 to the Make a Wish Foundation as well as, $500.00 to the Big Brother Big Sister Organization.

How about you sweety?

Anonymous said...

Tsk....tsk.... 11:59 don't get your panties all ready for your next fling yet....I responded to 11:29 all right. Barry has yet to post it.

wordkyle said...

The students should be commended for their efforts. It's a shame that Rachel Carson had such an impact. When it comes to effective malaria reduction, the bald eagle and peregrine falcon won out over human beings.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the African charity is ridiculous. Let's take care of the americans before we start fighting wars for others OR sending money to keep them from getting sick...altruism for foreigners is a waste of resources better used at home.

Anonymous said...

Just for the record - all charitable contributions now have to be approved by the almighty commenter @ 1:05

And just so you know, I am not a bleeding heart liberal. I agree that government money should be spent here first. However, individuals and groups are allowed to spend their money as they see fit. If people want to donate to that cause, then at least they know exactly how it is going to be used.

Anonymous said...

Things that make you go mmmmmmmmm.....

The Democrat party's deep roots supported slavery and institutionalized racism while Abraham Lincoln, a Republican was president.

Anonymous said...

How come those African bush monkeys can't figure out how to make their own nets?

Don't they know how to make some sort of fabric material over there?

The Devil said...

I say send all the nets to Africa you want, the only needy folks in this country are needy because they want to be needy. That is with exception to children, elderly, mentally-ill, those living below the poverty line and BG's ex wives.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight..... a loud mouthed over-the-top lawyer screaming dramatically about something that doesn't concern him and acting like someone he is not.......... you find that amusing?? That is what all of you are.